Summary details for Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia

If you are unsure of the identification of a snake you have observed, you can ask an expert for snake identification by uploading a photo to the Snakes of Namibia facebook page.

You can also get help from their amazing album of infographics of the common snake species in Namibia.

The facebook page also has contact details for snake catchers - people who are experienced in catching and removing snakes - throughout the country.

In the case of a snake bite, email "snakebite" to Namibia's snakebite expert - Dr Buys - will respond immediately.


Red-lipped or Herald Snake

Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia

The Red-lipped or Herald Snake mainly feeds on frogs.

Mildly venomous but not considered to be dangerous to humans

Red-lipped or Herald Snake
Red-lipped or Herald Snake © Photo: Curt-Ingo Sagell

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